Cosmetic Dentist - Joliet
2410 W. Jefferson Street Unit 108
Joliet, Illinois 60435
815-744-4443

2410 W. Jefferson Street Unit 108
Joliet, Illinois 60435

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Dentist Opportunities

 

Joliet, IL - Dental Smiles, LTD in Joliet, IL seeks qualified dentists. Responsible for providing dental services primarily to pediatric patients. DDS, DMD or a foreign academic equivalent required with a background and/or coursework in prosthodontics, periodontics, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, oral medicine and pathology, oral surgery and radiology. An EOE. Respond by fax 815-744-4460 or email to [email protected].  

 

 

 

 

Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth.

Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth.

Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated. Crowns also serve an aesthetic use, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance.

Procedures

A tooth must usually be reduced in size to accommodate a crown. A cast is made of the existing tooth and an impression is made. The impression is sent to a special lab, which manufactures a custom-designed crown. In some cases, a temporary crown is applied until the permanent crown is ready. Permanent crowns are cemented in place.

Crowns are sometimes confused with veneers, but they are quite different. Veneers are typically applied only to relatively small areas.

Caring For Your Crowns

With proper care, a good quality crown could last up to eight years or longer. It is very important to floss in the area of the crown to avoid excess plaque or collection of debris around the restoration.

Certain behaviors such as jaw clenching or bruxism (teeth grinding) significantly shorten the life of a crown. Moreover, eating brittle foods, ice or hard candy can compromise the adhesion of the crown, or even damage the crown.


Dr Samaan graduated from New York University where he obtained his DDS degree. While in school, he took 2 month honor program where he got trained at Lincolin Hospital in New York.